The Project Settings are where you enter general project information, project deadlines, and set the project calendars. Project settings can be defined by clicking on Main Project Settings from Project menu.
General project information includes:
This information will be shown on the Project Summary View as well as on reports. The Project Manager name will be used as a default value for risk properties: recorder, contact, and owner. Default values for these parameters are defined in Tools >Options > View tab.
To enter Main Project Information:
Project start time is entered or edited in the Main Project Settings dialog box. Project start time is always deterministic. You change project start date and all project schedules will shift.
Project calendar is used for scheduling tasks if task or resource calendars are not defined. Default project calendar is Standard.
Project Deadlines are entered or edited in the Main Project Settings dialog box. Deadlines affect the results of the probabilistic calculations, but do not affect the results of deterministic current schedule calculation.
When any task within a project reaches the project deadline, the project will be marked as canceled for the particular iteration. However, task duration, start and finish times can vary between the different iterations due to the risks and uncertainties; therefore, tasks can reach the deadline in one iteration, but do not in another. RiskyProject calculates the project success rate based on the number of iterations where the project is successfully completed.
Earliest Project Deadline and Latest Project Deadline are shown as red vertical lines on the Gantt chart. You cannot scroll Gantt charts beyond these dates.
If the project is outside of Earliest Project Deadline and Latest Project Deadline, the Monte Carlo simulations will not execute.